Courts & Cases

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An illustration of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park issued by the Obama Foundation in 2017. A judge heard arguments today on a city motion to toss a parks advocacy group’s lawsuit that argues the project violates laws barring development in lakeside parks. – Obama Foundation via AP

Lawsuit means Obama center plan no sure thing

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.
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Lawsuit: Power outage at Brooklyn jail a ‘crisis’

A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
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Abortion case shows Roberts at court’s center

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. broke with the Supreme Court’s other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Trial Notebook

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Old reasons didn’t block new defense

Relying on the “mend the hold” doctrine — as broadly articulated by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1912 — Izumi Saika and Mohammad Shakibai argued that Ocwen Loan Servicing should be barred from asserting a defense it did not mention before they sued the company for allegedly breaching a loan modification agreement.

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